Redeemer Luther Church in Bayside held its annual Living Nativity, a performance depicting the birth of Jesus Christ, over the weekend on the church’s lawn, at 36-01 Bell Blvd. Dozens of people gathered Sunday night to watch the event, which featured a donkey and other farm animals. Comment.
When Mickey McCreesh and his partner Nick Murphy opened Bar 43 in April 2008, they decided to make charity work a part of their business plan, so two years ago they joined with nine other restaurants and bars to form an association called Sunnyside Boulevard Bars. Comment.
State Assemblyman Edward Braunstein (D-Bayside) has been highlighting Columbia University’s alleged mishandling of rape complaints to promote a bill he drafted that would require universities to refer such crimes to police within 24 hours. Comments (1).
Police officers from several NYPD units, including Emergency Service Unit 10, the Brookyln Warrant Squad, Mounted police, K-9 officers and Highway Patrol, visited St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children in Bayside Tuesday afternoon to drop off donations from their holiday drive. Comment.
U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) have proclaimed the Federal Railroad Administration so financially strapped that it can inspect only 1 percent of the nation’s railroads and urged that more money be allocated for the agency in the name of safety on the rails. Comments (1).
RIDGEWOOD — An illegal Polish immigrant living in the borough was sentenced to 15 years in prison earlier this week for attempting to rob and extort a family in Westchester County, the U.S. attorney said. Comments (3).
KEW GARDENS — A 38-year-old van driver, who drives children to school, has been charged with initiating and conducting ongoing sexually explicit conversations online with an undercover detective he believed was a 14-year-old girl from Queens, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.
U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) joined the nationwide “Fast for Families” last week in support of immigration reform that would provide undocumented immigrants with a path to citizenship. Comments (6).
A watch manufacturing company that must vacate its Long Island City headquarters has secured $13 million in subsidies to remain in the city by relocating to the former Leviton site in Little Neck. Comments (9).
State Assemblyman Michael Miller (D-Woodhaven) and state Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach) plan to work with the city Department of Parks and Recreation to decide where to install 14 security cameras they hope will deter sexual predators in Forest Park. Comment.
State Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Little Neck) has already started work on hazing legislation following a fraternity incident that led to the death of Baruch College freshman Chun “Michael” Deng from Oakland Gardens in Queens. Comments (1).
State Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi (D-Forest Hills) responded to the city’s decision to push for a controversial homeless shelter in Glendale by chastising the city Department of Homeless Services for failing to stem the need for such facilities. Comment.
The 82nd Street partnership and several Jackson Heights business owners Tuesday celebrated the completion of a restoration project that upgraded several storefronts, but the event was marred by protesters who are fighting the BID’s plan to expand into Corona. Comments (4).
Neighbors in St. Albans are planning to make their voices heard at the city Board of Standards & Appeals after the community board and the borough president gave lukewarm approvals to an affordable housing project. Comments (1).
Since it will not be ready for regular straphangers until June 2014, the maiden trip of the No. 7 subway extension will take place this Friday so the man under whose administration it was built can take the first ride. Comment.
Nassau County detectives were pursuing four men they say crashed into a 2013 Land Rover in Flower Hill, L.I., stole the vehicle at gunpoint and dragged police into a car chase that ended Sunday night with the suspects ditching the vehicle at Queens Boulevard in Rego Park. Comments (4).